5-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Teacher Inside Madarsa In Thane

5-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Teacher Inside Madarsa In Thane

THANE: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a teacher inside a madrassa in Mumbra area near Thane, following which the accused was arrested, the police said today. “The 35-year-old accused, who hailed from Bihar, raped the girl a number of times last week. He was arrested last night,” CM Mujwar, Inspector at Mumbra […]

Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Inciting hate toward American Muslims and Islam has become a multimillion-dollar business, according to a report released on Monday. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) and University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the report names 74 groups it says contribute in some way to Islamophobia in the US. Of those groups, it says, the primary […]

A creeping quiet in Indian journalism?

A creeping quiet in Indian journalism?

There is a creeping quiet spreading across India’s otherwise loud and lively journalism. Front pages, websites, and news programs are brimming with stories, but “people are afraid”, one editor told me recently in Delhi. “We come under a lot of pressure” says a journalist from Chennai. “I have never experienced anything like this” is how […]

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine – where Moscow’s low-cost, high-impact foreign policy is challenging the […]

Tell Hindu Girls That Muslim Men are ‘Terrorists’, and Other ‘Lessons’ from an RSS-backed ‘Hindu’ Fair

Tell Hindu Girls That Muslim Men are ‘Terrorists’, and Other ‘Lessons’ from an RSS-backed ‘Hindu’ Fair

Jaipur’s district education office made it compulsory for lakhs of children from government schools to attend the event where Hindutva outfits spread propaganda about ‘love jihad’ and gau raksha. Jaipur: On paper, the five-day fair organised by the Hindu Spiritual and Service Foundation (HSSF) which got underway here on Thursday aims to “philosophically explain and practically expound how Hindu spirituality […]

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

. The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, US officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined that the Palestinians ran […]

At 732 Million, India Tops List on Number of People Without Access to Toilets: Report

At 732 Million, India Tops List on Number of People Without Access to Toilets: Report

In addition to the increased risk of disease, the lack of sanitation facilities also makes women and girls susceptible to harassment. India, the world’s second-largest country by population, has the highest number of people (732 million) without access to toilets, according to a new report. The report by WaterAid, titled Out Of Order:The State of the […]